I was on one of the review committees for the the proposal for the Order of Defense Peerage.   My impressions are that the BoD sets committees and questionnaires up to produce the outcome that they are already seeking.  And if they do not get the outcome that they are seeking they go ahead and do what they want to do anyway.  That is just the opinion of someone who is skeptical of most of whatever the Bod does.

Owain ap Bleddyn y Llwyd

On Sun, Dec 30, 2018 at 10:57 AM Lady Rosalie Langmod <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Leave it to the BoD to issue yes or no answers to questions that are either complex, leading, loaded, or just plain BS...

Do you believe that Additional Peerage(s) will increase membership?”

No, I don’t. Peerages don’t attract membership, the group attracts membership. When people are having fun and feeling welcome, then they want to come back. I came back because of the strangers who offered me food and helped me take my stuff to my car. 

Furthermore, attaining peerages is not the primary goal of joining the SCA. 

Also, I don’t think the addition of a peerage has caused fencers to take the SCA more seriously, nor do I believe that the other martial activities will take the SCA more seriously if given a peerage because I believe that many of them already do take the SCA seriously and the implication behind the question is insulting. 

I can answer the questionnaire honestly and risk the BoD further screwing over the Boga and Eo activities, or I can answer lie and enable the BoD to continue in some idiotic mindsets. 



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On Dec 30, 2018, at 8:11 AM, Rex Deaver <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

The Falcon Banner has posted a new item, 'SCA Announcements - 2019 Peerage Committee Survey'

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On behalf of the SCA Board of Directors, the Peerage Committee would like to solicit the opinions of all members of the Society in the following survey to gauge post-implementation views within the Society of the addition of the Order of Defense, as well as to understand the appetite for a future martial peerage or peerages for activities such as archery, thrown weapons, equestrian, and siege engines.

The last survey of this type, the SCA Census, was conducted over 10 years ago.  Much has changed within the Society in the years since that survey, and the Board cannot assume the data from the Census still reflects the opinions of members, particularly following the implementation of the Order of Defense.

The purpose of this survey is to understand if and how opinions have changed since the Order of Defense was introduced as a Peerage order, as well as to understand the lessons learned during that implementation.  The Board also recognizes that there has been much discussion by the membership since the implementation of the Order of Defense regarding extending recognition to other activities currently not covered by a martial skill-based peerage, including (but not limited to) archery, thrown weapons, equestrian activities, and siege engines.  This survey is a prelude to any future discussion by the Board regarding additional peerage Order(s).

By completing this survey, you will help the Board to collect fresh data regarding attitudes towards existing and potential Peerage orders, and to progress the discussion of these topics.  Thank you for your assistance in this matter. Deadline for completion of this survey is January 28th, 2019. The Survey is now live at :


If you wish to re-take the survey to change your responses should your opinions change you may retake the survey but be aware that taking the survey again will negate your previous survey in its entirety. Please fill the survey out again fully.

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